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dentate (DEN-tayt) adjective

Edged with toothlike projections; toothed.

[Latin dentatus, from dens, dent-, tooth.]

"The percent of dentate Americans with untreated decay declines with age to age 74, then rises slightly." Mogelonsky, Marcia, Dentists are forever, American Demographics, 1 Aug 1996.

This week's theme: words about teeth.

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"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. -Louisa May Alcott [1832-1888], American writer, reformist


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